Kurt Angle Talks About His Relationship With Sting, How Young Wrestlers Can Pull Good Matches Out Of Older Veterans


Kurt Angle doesn't think he'll ever stand across the ring from Sting ever again.

The WWE and IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame legend spoke about his relationship with "The Icon" from AEW, as well as why he thinks he'll never stand across from him inside the ring again, during a recent edition of his official podcast -- The Kurt Angle Show.

Additionally, the former Olympic gold medalist explained during the show why he feels a young talented wrestler is capable of pulling a good match out of an older veteran performer.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the show.

On how a younger wrestler can still pull a good match out of an older veteran: “Undertaker vs. Goldberg, they were both up in age but if you put Goldberg with Brock Lesnar or Undertaker with AJ Styles, or switch them around, you’re going to get a great match. The younger guy keeps the match flowing, keeps the match moving. To have two older guys who should most likely be retired but they can still go, it’s going to be a lot more difficult to have a successful match.”

On his relationship with Sting: “We hit it off from the start. We got along perfectly well, we had a lot in common. He was just one of the most humble people I had ever talked to. I can’t believe that he was a part of WCW at a time where things there were very political and guys were stabbing each other in the back. For Sting, as nice as he is and as generous as he is, it’s crazy that he had that much success in that company, that’s just outlandish. He’s such a great guy, he’s one of the most solid guys I’ve ever met.”

On believing he will never face "The Icon" again: “Well considering I’m 52 and Sting’s a lot older than I am, I’d say the chances are no, slim to none. For many reasons, we’re too old. We’re not too old to wrestle younger guys, you wrestle a younger guy who can spice up the match and make it a little more interesting, you can have some great matches still. When you start losing a step and you’re both older and both lost a step, it’s really hard to make that up.”

Check out the complete episode of The Kurt Angle Show podcast at WestwoodOnePodcasts.com. H/T to WrestlingInc.com for transcribing the above quotes.

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